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I remember studded snow tires and they certainly do work on icy roads , don't remember the crushed walnut but that would make sense .
Don't know if the DOT allows them anymore , or if they even make them anymore

Studded one pair my my old boots just for icy conditions and believe me they work
 

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Depends on who wants to know, and why.
I remember studded snow tires and they certainly do work on icy roads , don't remember the crushed walnut but that would make sense .
Don't know if the DOT allows them anymore , or if they even make them anymore

Studded one pair my my old boots just for icy conditions and believe me they work

Yeah, I'm thinking the walnut shell snow tires are a thing of the past. My father was a trucker, and he had a set of winter snow tires mounted on rims for winter use for each of our cars. No having to have summer tires removed and snow tires mounted up.
 
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That sounds about right on the extra tires sitting around .......anymore we have threat of icy roads coming I don't drive , they salt and put sand down so roads are usually safe in a couple days
My dedicated winter truck is totally rusted from the salt and barley road worthy anymore , bought brand new in 1999 .....my newer stuff sits in a shed from 1st snow until usually April the next year
 
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Only improve traction on glare ice per tests.
:laughing: :laughing: :laughing:

Who paid for the test? :dumb:
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I've driven lots of studded, lots of excellent snow tires, lots of bald tires (even in the snow). Studs work better in the snow.
Consider the very best snow tire made. It works fine, right? Does adding studs to that excellent snow tire make it perform worse in the snow? :angry:

Just be aware that there is a powerful legislative movement to resist allowing studded snow tires on public roads. Your government does not care if you slide off the road as much as they would rather not wear out the pavement.
Once upon a time, all the tire stores provided studded snow tires. In this newer age of mass merchant distribution of tires, they don't have time for good service or specialty tires. Furthermore, the wider range of tire sizes cuts down on the potential for customers obtaining stud-able tires. I would be genuinely surprised if the average person could even find a tire dealer to install studs in their tires. That seems to be a disappearing art.

Of course, I stud my own tires.
 
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